The Other Depression

The Other DepressionDepression is a major part of bipolar disorder. We spend three times the amount of time in depressive phases than manic phases, so it’s important to be able to recognize symptoms of depression and be able to treat them effectively.

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The Importance of “How are You?”

The Importance of "How Are You?"First off, I need to say that I hate this question. It’s flippant and impersonal. Why do we greet each other with a seemingly intimate question when we could not care less what the real answer is and find it irritating if someone answers truthfully?

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Working with Bipolar Disorder

Working with Bipolar DisorderA friend of mine recently asked me if there is a relationship between bipolar disorder keeping a job. It tickled a spot in my brain, but I said I’d have to do some research and get back to her.

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Pets and Your Mental Health

Pets and Your Mental HealthAs I sit here, my dog is lying next to me chasing squirrels in his dreams. He’s my buddy and part of my family. Seeing his short face when I walk in the door after a hard day always makes me feel better and he gives really good hugs.

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